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Effect of DHA supplementation during pregnancy on maternal depression and neurodevelopment of young children: a randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Uncertainty about the benefits of dietary docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for pregnant women and their children exists, despite international recommendations that pregnant women increase their DHAExpand
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Fatty acid composition of brain, retina, and erythrocytes in breast- and formula-fed infants.
Breast-fed infants score better on visual and developmental tests than do formula-fed infants and this has been related to higher concentrations of erythrocyte docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 omegaExpand
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Conversion of linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid to long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs), with a focus on pregnancy, lactation and the first 2 years of life.
Over the past two decades, there has been a marked shift in the fatty acid composition of the diets of industrialized nations towards increased intake of the n-6 fatty acid linoleic acid (LA,Expand
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Effect of increasing breast milk docosahexaenoic acid on plasma and erythrocyte phospholipid fatty acids and neural indices of exclusively breast fed infants
Objectives: To determine the effect of increasing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22: 6 n-3) in breast milk on infant fatty acid profiles. A secondary aim was to examine aspects of neural development.Expand
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Are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids essential nutrients in infancy?
We investigated whether the disparity in neural maturation between breastfed and formula-fed term infants could be corrected by the addition of fish oil, a source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6Expand
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Marine oil, and other prostaglandin precursor, supplementation for pregnancy uncomplicated by pre-eclampsia or intrauterine growth restriction.
BACKGROUND Population studies have shown that higher intakes of marine foods during pregnancy are associated with longer gestations, higher infant birthweights and a low incidence of pre-eclampsia.Expand
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Efficacy and tolerability of low-dose iron supplements during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is common in pregnant women, but previous trials aimed at preventing IDA used high-dose iron supplements that are known to cause gastrointestinal side effects.Expand
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Effect of maternal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation on breast milk composition.
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of varying maternal intake of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22 : 6n-3), in the absence of other dietary polyunsaturates, on breast milk fatty acids. DESIGN ANDExpand
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Early regular egg exposure in infants with eczema: A randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Observational studies suggest that early regular ingestion of allergenic foods might reduce the risk of food allergy. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether early regular oral eggExpand
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The importance of early complementary feeding in the development of oral tolerance: Concerns and controversies
Rising rates of food allergies in early childhood reflect increasing failure of early immune tolerance mechanisms. There is mounting concern that the current recommended practice of delayingExpand
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